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Economic Facts Affecting Your Child’s Education | Fact 11

Wealthy school districts raise millions for their own kids—and it’s a tax write-off

Once state and federal spending are included in the example of Texas school districts above,…

By Robin White Goode

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Women’s History Month: Jacqueline Glass At the Well

Founder of At the Well Conferences Inc. provides safe space for bright girls of color

Jacqueline Glass, a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, is founder of At the Well Conferences…

By Robin White Goode

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NAACP Legal Defense Fund Urges Court to Count All People in State Redistricting

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Case Today That Threatens to Fundamentally Alter Legislative Representation

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund supports retaining current legislative processes and not redistricting schemes that…

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Fort Worth,Texas, Welcomes First African American Police Chief

Joel Fitzgerald says he's ready to listen and embrace new ideas from the community

Joel Fitzgerald, former police chief of Missouri City near Houston and, most recently, Allentown, Pennsylvania,…

By Courtney Connley

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Truancy No Longer a Crime in Texas

New law checks flow to school-to-prison pipeline

Truancy is no longer a crime in Texas, the state that generated 200,000 truancy cases…

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The Weekend Update: June 8th

Texas police arrive at a teenage pool party, making headlines

McKinney Mayor Brian Loughmiller says, “Having seen the YouTube video, I am disturbed and concerned…

By Michael Tolbert

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This Day In History: White Supremacist John King Sentenced to Death

Justice was served on Feb. 25, 1999

On June 7, 1998, James Byrd. Jr. was murdered by three white supremacists in Jasper,…

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Texas College Rejects Nigerian Students Due to Ebola

Navarro College denies international students from countries with confirmed Ebola cases

Texas college in hot water for rejecting Nigerian students due to Ebola outbreak

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University of Texas Puts Stronghold on Coach’s Name

University official says it's trying to protect their 'Coach'

Strong, the first African American coach of a men’s athletic team at Texas, was hired…

By Darren Sands

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Black Woman Set For Texas’ 500th Execution

Woman was sentenced to death for the 1997 robbery and fatal stabbing of a retired professor

If it goes as planned, Kimberly McCarthy becomes the first woman put to death in…

By Aaron Morrison

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Say What!? Town Allows Male Teachers to Spank Female Students

Spare the rod and spoil the child

Spare the rod and spoil the child

By Sasha King

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Anti-Obama Texan Lynches Chair in Front Yard

Republican homeowner tells president to go to hell

Republican homeowner tells president to go to hell

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Democratic Congressional Candidate Wants to Impeach President Obama

Anti-Obama Texas politician loses support of her own party

Anti-Obama Texas politician loses support of her own party

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Man Sues Store For Forcing Black Man To Bag His Groceries

Man says his Hinduism religion prevents a black man from touching his food

Man says his Hinduism religion prevents a black man from touching his food

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6 Tips to Maximize Your SXSW Interactive Experience

Before heading out to the annual festival here are a few things you should know

As techies converge on Austin, TX for SXSW Interactive here are a few key points…

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In the News: 48th Anniversary of JFK’s Assassination; President Obama Issues Five Pardons and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the Web

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Coast Guard: Vessels In Texas Oil Spill Separated

PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) — A Coast Guard spokesman says an 800-foot oil tanker and…

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Oil Spilled At East Texas Port As Ships Collide

PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says about 450,000 gallons of crude…

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Coast Guard: Oil Spill In Texas Waterway Contained

PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) — The Coast Guard said a crude oil spill in a…

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